Homework Question on Age Discrimination at Work Place
- Access the EEOC website (www.eeoc.gov).
- Document a lawsuit that involved particularly egregious actions but that likely did not receive any significant media attention. What happened?
- Describe the allegations and resolutions of the cases. Describe and discuss the allegations and resolutions of the cases.
- Your response must be at least 200 words in length.
Homework Answer on Age Discrimination at Work Place
Age discrimination involves unfavorable treatment directed towards an individual because of his age (Gregory, 2001). The law prohibits acts of discrimination in the workplaces and big manufacturers such as Seymour Midwest should not engage in such demeaning activities. Age discrimination in employment Act emphasizes more on the discrimination against citizens who are above 40 years old. In most cases, it does not offer protection for the citizens below the age of 40 years.
In the case of Seymour, they violated the age discrimination act by rejecting an executive just because he was 58 years old and was considered to be above the company’s ideal age (45-52). The United States’ commission for equal employment opportunity had charged the company with a lawsuit following violation of the act.
The commission argued that the manufacturer had handpicked Steve from the applicants’ list and used the age factor to deny him the chance to be employed by the company. Steve had applied for the position of senior vice president in the sales department. Steve’s rejection came even after he had passed the online interview and met all other requirements by the company like the willingness to relocate and work experience. This was a clear situation of age discrimination and completely violated the requirements of Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), which is against discrimination on applicants above the age of 40 years.